Rill-TocoVolcanoEric was born and raised in Montreal and now divides his time between his residence in Panama and international travel. He has two sons and a diverse group of friends scattered around the globe. His hobbies include trekking, scuba diving, and collecting antique carpets.

Eric first ventured outside North America when he was thirteen and was sent to Switzerland for the summer to perfect his French. That was the beginning of a traveling life that would eventually lead him to visit over one hundred countries. At sixteen he moved to Connecticut to attend Cheshire Academy, then to Ithaca, New York where he graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, before receiving an MBA from UCLA.

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After graduate school he joined an international hotel chain where he held several executive positions in the United States, Canada, and abroad before becoming president of the company’s worldwide hotel group. At that point he was responsible for over five hundred hotels.

Eric and Christine at Tigers NestUltimately, Eric started his own company, buying and managing hotels in the United States and Canada. At the same time, he began writing, first a diary, then short stories, all of which, initially, he filed in his desk drawer. But he eventually realized he was more a “creative” than a “corporate” type. He sold his business, moved to the Caribbean, and began writing Pinnacle of Deceit. He followed this with The Innocent Traitor and now his latest novel, An Absent Mind.